Governmental actions in Quebec: Impacts on Older Adults Experiencing Marginalization or Social Exclusion

Personnes âgées et solidarités locales – PASOLO

The research project Governmental actions in Quebec: Impacts on Older Adults Experiencing Marginalization or Social Exclusion brings together a multidisciplinary team of 12 researchers and 6 partner-collaborators to study the experiences of six groups of marginalized older adults. The purpose of the project is to identify administrative barriers and the coordination and governance issues facing these populations, as well as to develop potential concrete solutions to address them.

The six groups chosen for this project are:

  1. older adult immigrants
  2. older adults living with significant mental health challenges
  3. older adults experiencing homelessness
  4. criminalized older adults
  5. LGBT older adults
  6. older adults living in distant, rural contexts who are experiencing socioeconomic precarity

The project aims to develop concrete measures and common interventions, for both non-profit and health and social service providers, that are capable of accounting for the diversity and possible cumulative effect of the situations experienced by particular groups of older adults. It also aims to advance knowledge about governmental actions and their impacts on these six populations. The project will facilitate the development of better tools and strategies to support more direct collaborations between different organizations and levels of government. 


  • Patrik Marier (Université Concordia et CREGÉS)
  • Anne-Marie Séguin (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)
  • Yves Carrière (Université de Montréal)
  • Marianne Kempeneers (Université de Montréal)
  • Isabelle Van Pevenage (Université de Montréal et CREGÉS)
  • Maude Benoit (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Léonie Perron (étudiante à la maîtrise, Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Loïc Trabut (Institut national d’études démographiques)
  • Joëlle Gaymu (Institut national d’études démographiques)
  • Eva Lelièvre (Institut national d’études démographiques)
  • Rémi Gallou (Caisse nationale d’assurance vieillesse)
  • Catherine Bonvalet (Institut national d’études démographiques)


  • 2017-2020 Financé conjointement par :
    • Agence Nationale de la recherche (ANR), France
    • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC)
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